PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The upcoming three-day Bob Weikert Memorial sprint car spectacular at Port Royal Speedway on May 28, 29 and 30 has already been established as the richest “event” in the history of the track by virtue of its posted total of $110,000 in purse money for all divisions.
But even more money is on the line in different ways for some of the weekend competitors.
In all three of the Weikert Memorial 410 sprint events, a $200 Hard Charger Award will be handed out for the driver that advances the most positions from his original starting position.
And for the Hard Charger in both the Saturday and Sunday mains, that award will also be worth at least the posted money to start the next day’s event as the Hard Charger will earn a guaranteed starting spot for the following night’s feature.
That means for Saturday’s Hard Charger, the award will be worth the posted $200 plus a minimum of $500 to start the Sunday main. And Sunday’s Hard Charger will again get the posted $200 plus the minimum of start money on Monday valued at $350.
In addition, Sunday’s fast timer in qualifications will be able to earn $100 for quick time as posted by Packer’s Concessions.
Plus, tow money for all 410-sprint non-qualifiers in each of the three programs is also up for grabs in the amount of $100
For the URC 360 sprint portion of the Sunday Weikert Memorial weekend program, the 25-lap feature will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start but a bonus has been posted for any 358 sprints that choose to compete.
The top three finishing 358 sprints in Sunday’s feature will be gain bonuses of $300, $200 and $100 respectively.
The 2016 Weikert Memorial 410 sprints will compete in the now traditional Fallen Heroes Championship on Saturday, May 28 featuring a 30-lap main paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start.
Passing points awarded from qualifying events will be used to align the main event starting grid.
The super late models will race in a 25-lap Fallen Heroes Championship as well on May 28, paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start.
Action then swings to Sunday night, May 29 when the Weikert Memorial sprints spin off time trials to set heat grids before moving on to a 35-lap feature paying a whopping $10,000 to win and $500 just to start.
And after Sunday, less than a day later, the whole weekend of sprint car mania culminates with an afternoon program for the Weikert Memorial sprints paying a minimum of $4,000 to win in a 25-lap main.
And after the dust settles, the three-day Weikert Memorial Champion will be crowned and a five-position point fund worth nearly $9,000 will be paid out with the title holder himself going home with $3,000.
In the event of only two events being completed due to weather, a two-day point fund worth more than $6,000 will be distributed.
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